RoK delegates at the10th ASEAN-RoK Transport Ministers Meeting (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Transport Ministers of ASEAN member nations and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed to further promote cooperation between the two sides, especially in transport connectivity, at their meeting in Hanoi on November 15. The 10th ASEAN-RoK Transport Ministers Meeting is part of the 25th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting (ATM 25), which focused on the completion of procedures for signing governmental-level multilateral documents to strengthen transport connectivity in ASEAN and between ASEAN and the partner countries of Japan, the RoK and China. During the event, participants were updated on cooperative projects between the two sides, especially outcomes of their negotiations on an aviation agreement. Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The highlighted close cooperation between ASEAN and the RoK across the fields of investment, trade, tourism and transport. According … [Read more...] about ASEAN, RoK look to expand transport link
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BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 November 2019 - On the morning of November 9, a grand opening for the 2019 World Sensors Summit (WSS) landed on Zhengzhou International Convention Centre. Guided by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China and the China Association for Science and organized by China Instrument and Control Society and National Zhengzhou Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, the summit was hosted by the People's Government of Henan, China Instrument and Control Society, Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Henan Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Henan Provincial Industry and Information Technology Commission, Henan Provincial Foreign Affairs Committee Office, Henan Association for science and technology and the People's Government of Zhengzhou. Participators included experts from eight countries and regions including China, the US, Japan, Germany, the UK, Italy, South Korea and … [Read more...] about 2019 World Sensors Summit Unveiled —— Maiden Announcement of Plan for China (Zhengzhou) Intelligent Sensor Valley
Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?
Children should attend school and not work to make a living at early age. (Photo: baochinhphu.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Over 200 children in Hanoi attended a forum responding to World Day against Child Labour 2019: Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams, held on June 7. Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha said the Vietnamese Government has committed to tackling child labour via the issuance of laws and policies on prevention and minimization of child labour. The effort looks forward to the active participation of State agencies, businesses, trade unions, social organizations, families, and communities, she said. She added that the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs is working with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in making the second national survey on child labour in order to provide a full and accurate picture and data on the situation in the country. Participating children engaged in … [Read more...] about Hanoi forum looks to end child labour
Young people prepare applications at Can Tho University to find jobs in big cities (Photo: tienphong.vn) Can Tho (VNA) — The Mekong Delta is one of the richest parts of Vietnam, leading the country in rice, shrimp and other agricultural products. But now the area is facing a labour shortage as young people leave to work in HCM City and southeastern provinces. Ly Sa Ruong from Tran De district in Soc Trang province told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that many young people had left their hometowns to find jobs in Binh Duong province. “Only old people and children are left behind. Young people have gone to Binh Duong province including my three children,” he said. “Farming does not provide a stable income.” Vice Chairman of the district’s Thanh Thoi An commune Nguyen Hai Quan said local people mostly worked in agriculture with two rice crops a year. Mechanisation had replaced manual work so people had more free time after the harvests. As … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of workers